Solved

Free Space on C:

Posted on 2006-11-15
8
323 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
My file server running Window server 2003 standard R2, is low on free disk space. There is 7.81GB of used space and 6.75MB of free space. I want to increase free space. I have ran disk cleanup and deleted all programs i can. When i go into disk management here is the setup. Disk 0, Basic-68.36 GB online, C: 7.81GB NTFS Healthy (system), 60.55 GB Unallocated. My question is, if i create a primary partition or an extended partition in the unallocated space, will this give me more disk space on my C:? i'm not sure if this will increase my disk space on C: and if so, which one i should use, primary or extended partition.
0
Comment
Question by:larsrosberg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
elbereth21 earned 500 total points
ID: 17947414
Hi larsrosberg,
I'm sorry but creating another partition, will create another "drive letter", for example E:. Since C: is the system partition, it cannot be extended by Windows system tools, you have to use a third party tool, and, by the way, resing partitions is not a recommended operation on a critical system. The best you could try, is to create another partition and, if at all possible, reinstall some of the applications you have in C, under a new location in the newly created partition (primary or extended, it doesn't matter).

Elbereth.
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17947517
For now though a quick fix is to move the page file to another drive.  Create an extra drive called E: or whatever -- either all the space or a portion of it -- and tell Windows it has no pagefile on C: and automatic on E:

Steve
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17947537
Heres a doc. on how to do it for upto Win 2000.  WIll see if I can find one for 2003:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/123747
0
Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

 

Author Comment

by:larsrosberg
ID: 17947547
can i not extend the partition using this. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325590
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:elbereth21
ID: 17947570
No, since it is the system volume: read carefully "Only the extension of data volumes is supported. System or boot volumes may be blocked from being extended"
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:DireOrbAnt
ID: 17947608
I believe that if you make C a dynamic disk (vs Basic) you'll be able to merge the unallocated space.
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17947647
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Steve Knight
ID: 17947839
ER, OK....
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question